Hi there

My name is Emily and this is my dedicated space for documenting my journey with creative living. It is my hope, that I can inspire those of you who visit, read and look through this space to find the curiosity to follow your own inner voice, seek out and do the thing that makes you go “this is what life’s all about.”

New Art Journal

New Art Journal

I'm a little bit addicted to buying art journals - I never quite seem to finish them, but I love collecting different styles and sizes. Hopefully over the years I will manage to make my way through them all! I was looking for a small journal that I could write in as well as paint, and I needed one with decent thick paper as I use a lot of ink and watercolour in my artwork. In the end I opted for a beautiful handmade journal, which is Fair Trade and made by a charity in Rajasthan that promotes women's education and their social standing in the rural villages. 

It's very thick, which does make it a little tricky sometimes (I have to pin down the pages) but the quality of the paper is really good, and I love the fact that this journal also helps provide empowerment for the women who made it. If you want to buy one, you can get one here and also read more about how it is made and how it helps the community. (Please note, this is not a sponsored post, I just like sharing the love!)

Here are a couple of spreads I have created so far in the journal:

Embracing failure

Embracing failure

Preparing for your first art / craft fair

Preparing for your first art / craft fair